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Andrew McLaughlin is Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer, responsible for Internet and technology policy. He focuses on open government, cybersecurity, online privacy and free speech, and building open technology platforms for innovation in health care, energy, and education.

From 2004-2009, he was Director of Global Public Policy for Google, based in San Francisco. In November 2008-January 2009, Andrew served as a member of the Obama/Biden presidential transition team in Washington.

From 1998-2005, Andrew was a Senior Fellow at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. From 1999-2002, Andrew worked to launch and manage the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), serving as Vice President, Chief Policy Officer, and Chief Financial Officer. ICANN is the Internet's technical coordinating organization, overseeing its systems of unique identifiers, such as domain names and IP addresses.

From 2002-2003, Andrew taught at Harvard Law while working on Internet and telecom law reform projects in a number of developing countries, including Ghana, Mongolia, Kenya, Afghanistan, and South Africa. He was a co-founder of CIPESA, a technology policy think-tank and advocacy center based at Makerere University in Uganda. At Google, Andrew was a co-leader of Google's Africa strategy team, and a member of the Board of Directors of Bridges.org, an international non-profit organization based in Cape Town.

Andrew's undergraduate degree is from Yale University, and his law degree is from Harvard Law School.

After clerking on the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Andrew started his legal career at Jenner & Block in Washington DC, where he focused on appellate litigation and constitutional law. He was a member of the legal team that challenged the U.S. government's first Internet censorship law, leading to the Supreme Court's landmark 1997 Internet free speech ruling. From 1997-98, Andrew served as counsel to the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee.

In 2000, Time Magazine named Andrew one of its Digital Dozen. In 2001, he was named a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum.

He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a fellow of the Young Leaders Forum of the National Committee on US-China Relations.